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Touching moment crew stand and salute dying Pearl Harbor sailor as he is granted final wish to join
Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/19/13 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 11/19/2013 3:48:35 PM PST by DFG

The crew of the USS Dewey have honored the dying wish of a Pearl Harbor survivor by allowing him on board the latest version of the destroyer he served on in the Second World War.

Electrician’s Mate Second Bud Cloud was due to begin hospice care, when his friend Jennie Haskamp reached out to the Dewey's crew and asked if he could see the ship in San Diego.

But when they arrived at the dock, the sailors carried the 90-year-old veteran on board and attentively listened as he shared his memories from the war.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cloud; dewey; navy; pearl; pearlharbor; sailors; usnavy; veteran; wwii
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"Touching moment crew stand and salute dying Pearl Harbor sailor as he is granted final wish to join them on-board destroyer"

1 posted on 11/19/2013 3:48:35 PM PST by DFG
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To: DFG

Nice


2 posted on 11/19/2013 3:55:00 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: DFG

How wonderful


3 posted on 11/19/2013 3:55:30 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: DFG

dang. got dust in my eyes after reading that.

Bravo Zulu to all who sail on the Dewey past and present.!


4 posted on 11/19/2013 3:56:10 PM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, aaaaaa, you can keep your country")
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To: DFG
Screen is a little blurry.

As an aside, where is this story in the mainstream U.S. press?

5 posted on 11/19/2013 3:58:49 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: DFG

God bless you sailor! Thank you.


6 posted on 11/19/2013 4:00:26 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: DFG

Check out the battle history of the Dewey.


7 posted on 11/19/2013 4:02:06 PM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: DFG

Gotta stop choppin those damn onions for the salad......


8 posted on 11/19/2013 4:02:59 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: DFG

bump


9 posted on 11/19/2013 4:03:32 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: DFG

Bud Cloud’s spirit now walks the deck of the USS Dewey. God bless him!


10 posted on 11/19/2013 4:03:39 PM PST by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: DFG

I can’t see the screen so good right now.

God bless Bud Cloud, his family and the crew of the USS Dewey, for honoring him in this special way.


11 posted on 11/19/2013 4:05:28 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: mason-dixon
Too damn bad you have to go to a foreign paper to read the news of this country.HAND SALUTE.
12 posted on 11/19/2013 4:16:22 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Dont give up, even Moses was a basket case at one time or other.)
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To: DFG

I’m going to be a little arrogant here.

If you have NEVER gone to sea on a warship of any size, you have NO clue what it is like to be out there, in the night so dark you cannot see your hand if you put your arm out.

You cannot know the sounds of the ship cutting through the sea, and knowing, deep in your heart, that you are at the mercy of God.

And then, you remember your SHIPMATES, sailors and marines on board with you, and your fear leaves as you gain courage from those there with you.

Its a Navy thing, if you haven’t been there, you wouldn’t understand.

Godspeed Electrician’s Mate Second Bud Cloud.


13 posted on 11/19/2013 4:20:25 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: DFG
Wonderful story. Everything's a bit blurry, now, but what a read. Thank you for posting.

Thank you for your service, Bud! RIP.

14 posted on 11/19/2013 4:23:24 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: BooBoo1000

So true, why and the hell do you have to go to a foreign paper to read about a real American hero? And the American newspaper can’t understand why they are going out of business.


15 posted on 11/19/2013 4:26:12 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: DFG

The first USS Dewey (DD-349) was a Farragut-class destroyer of the United States Navy, launched in 1934 and named for Admiral George Dewey. Dewey served in the Pacific through World War II. After escaping damage during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dewey screened the aircraft carrier USS Lexington until the carrier was lost in the battle of the Coral Sea; then screened USS Saratoga through the invasion of Guadalcanal and the battle of the Eastern Solomons. Following overhaul in San Francisco, Dewey spent 1943 in Alaskan waters supporting the invasions of Attu and Kiska. Dewey spent 1944 supporting raids in the Marshalls, Carolines, and Marianas, including screening carriers during the battle of the Philippine Sea. After being damaged by Typhoon Cobra during the recapture of the Philippines, Dewey supported the invasion of Iwo Jima and spent the remainder of the war screening replenishment oilers.


16 posted on 11/19/2013 4:28:23 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: DFG
Fair winds and following seas...

and one final salute.

17 posted on 11/19/2013 4:29:20 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Its a Navy thing, if you haven’t been there, you wouldn’t understand.

***

I haven’t been there, but I am grateful to you and others who have been there.

Thank you, and thank you for posting.


18 posted on 11/19/2013 4:31:16 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: DFG
Without pausing for thought, the crew asked if they could provide the burial honors when his time came, and then piped him ashore.

As he neared the gangplank they announced over the ship's speakers: 'Electrician's Mate Second Class William Bud Cloud, Pearl Harbor Survivor, departing.'

Cloud died 13 days after the visit. For 12 of those days he talked non stop about his time on board and of the sailors he had met.

The crew kept their word and provided burial honors for Cloud, then spent time with his family at the reception.

America lives.

God bless this crew of AMERICAN MEN, and may Bud enjoy a peaceful eternity.

19 posted on 11/19/2013 4:32:52 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: DFG

God Bless him and give him rest when he time comes.


20 posted on 11/19/2013 4:33:28 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: DFG

Green grass and high tides forever, Mate.


21 posted on 11/19/2013 4:37:05 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: workerbee

Your post brought the tears. Thank you.


22 posted on 11/19/2013 4:56:38 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: DFG

Thanks for posting this. It is a wonderful story. Tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat.


23 posted on 11/19/2013 5:00:55 PM PST by mrsloungitude ( USMC Mom)
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To: DFG

I love the men of this country, for the most part they are incredible.


24 posted on 11/19/2013 5:05:37 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: ConradofMontferrat

I came very close to joining the Navy when I was a younger man. Had the physical and was ready to go. I can’t remember why I didn’t go through with it. I just changed my mind, I guess.

I’ve regretted that decision ever since.


25 posted on 11/19/2013 5:06:35 PM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: DFG
What a wonderful story. Here's a youtube video of him leaving the ship.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPVGW6YpX6k
26 posted on 11/19/2013 5:13:09 PM PST by Shannon
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To: Skooz
I can’t remember why I didn’t go through with it. I just changed my mind, I guess.

Just a guess, betcha there was a girl involved. Maybe not, but often, young men make crazy decisions because of it.

When I die, the only things that will haunt me are the things "I SHOULDA, COULDA, WOULDA have done."

Every man has his demons, you are NOT alone.

27 posted on 11/19/2013 5:14:45 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: DFG

would be proud toserve with him on that fine ship,
may GOD bless him.


28 posted on 11/19/2013 5:14:50 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: DFG

God Bless the crew of the Dewey for making the final days of Electrician’s Mate Second Bud Cloud’s final days so special too him. May he Rest in Peace.


29 posted on 11/19/2013 5:15:20 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: DFG

I’ve said this before here but after more than 6000 flight hours and 22 years in the Navy, when I read stuff like this I just become a blubbering mess. God bless you Bud. Fair winds and following seas Shipmate.


30 posted on 11/19/2013 5:21:17 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: DFG; ConradofMontferrat
Blurry monitor problems here. It's nice that the British papers can do this for us, isn't it?

CoM, yeah, it's a Navy thing. Meaning no disrespect to anyone, servicemember or civilian, but it's you and the scrap of humanity crowded on a ship versus something whose awesomeness is exceeded only by space, and by God. A storm at sea is a life-changing experience.

EM2 Bud Cloud, fair winds and following seas.

31 posted on 11/19/2013 5:28:00 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: DFG

Blurry screen strikes again..my father served aboard the Dewey during WW2 in the South Pacific...God Bless


32 posted on 11/19/2013 5:31:57 PM PST by maine hunter
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To: DFG

I should subscribe to the daily mail.


33 posted on 11/19/2013 5:58:36 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: DFG

How does one get a message to the crew of the “USS Dewey”?

They made my day for having demonstrated moral courage in the finest traditions of the United States Navy having paid respects in such exemplary fashion to Mr. Cloud. Thank you to all who participated.

They are only a few young people but they gave me hope today. I hope this is held up as an example of honorable consideration to the heroes of a previous generation.

I’m in the mood for anything positive. Thank you “USS Dewey”.


34 posted on 11/19/2013 6:03:39 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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Whatever you do, don’t miss the second link in the story
http://idrivewarships.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/a-sailors-dying-wish/

Wonderful.


35 posted on 11/19/2013 6:09:48 PM PST by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: DFG

The Watch

Aye mates, for many years
This Sailor
has stood the watch.
While many of us lay about our bunks at night...
This Sailor
stood the watch.
While others of us were attending schools...
This Sailor stood the watch.
And yes, even before many of us were born...
This Sailor stood the watch.
While others of us were with their loved ones...
This Sailor stood the watch.
As our families
watched the storm clouds of war,
brewing on the horizons of history...
This Shipmate
stood the watch.
Even though he saw his family ashore, often
needing his guidance, he knew he must stay...
Because he had the watch.

Today, we are here to say

“Shipmate, the watch stands relieved”

We now have the watch


36 posted on 11/19/2013 6:13:31 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: DFG

Gotta wonder why we are reading this from the Daily Mail rather than a US outlet. Then again, not that much wonder to it...


37 posted on 11/19/2013 6:50:40 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: DFG

Go in peace Mr. Cloud and thank you for my freedom.


38 posted on 11/19/2013 7:12:11 PM PST by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: DFG

Thank you for posting this article.

RIP Mr. Cloud.

Our eyes are all clouded here at the ranch.


39 posted on 11/19/2013 7:41:12 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Billthedrill
Just a note following your post about the sea.My Dad was in the Navy in the First World War and crossed the Atlantic 28 times. He was in the Troop Transport section, and the stories he could tell about the Stormy North Atlantic in the winter
40 posted on 11/20/2013 5:08:51 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Dont give up, even Moses was a basket case at one time or other.)
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